One of the best Japanese wrestlers of the last decade showed up at the WWE Performance Center this week and worked with the trainers there. While it seemed like this could mean that KENTA was signing with the WWE, PWInsider.com reported on Jan. 31 that KENTA posted a blog about his experience and said that he was not signing with the WWE but hopes to possibly get the chance someday.
As for why he was there, KENTA wrote that Pro Wrestling NOAH, the Japanese promotion he wrestles for allowed him to travel to the WWE Performance Center to train at the center but he was not her for a contract, but instead was there to possibly catch their eye.
He said that a person only lives once and should have no regrets so he would give it a try. He did say the WWE executives were there when he was working out, so maybe he left a mark on them. He did say the experience was good and the competition there was great and full of hungry athletes.
Finally, he said that he was happy to have taken the chance and hopes to use what he learned in his career in the future.
KENTA began his career in All Japan Pro Wrestling under his real name Kenta Kobayashi and then changed it a year later to the all-caps KENTA. He was part of the mass exodus of All Japan wrestlers to Pro Wrestling NOAH, creating the new promotion where KENTA became a huge star.
One note to make of KENTA trying out with the WWE is that Pro Wrestling NOAH has been in shambles recently, losing a major TV deal and then facing problems when one of their wrestlers died in the ring. With All Japan recovering and NOAH on the rocks, KENTA might be looking for his future and that could be in the WWE.